Al Mackay is currently directing new political drama COBRA for New Pictures/Sky One. Before this, he directed DEEP WATER for Kudos/ITV, as well as the latest series of HUMANS for Kudos/Channel 4. He was also Lead Director on the Howard Overman, Netflix/E4 drama, CRAZYHEAD, for which he was nominated for Best Director at the West of England RTS Awards in 2017. He was named on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist 2017.
His previous TV credits include directing the closing block of Russel T Davies’ BANANA for Red Productions, and the 4-part webseries MY JIHAD, which was released on BBC iPlayer in June 2015, following the success of the original iPlayer short in 2013, which Al also directed.
Al has written and directed three short films and his work also includes an online episode of MISFITS for Channel 4, which was nominated for a BAFTA Craft award in 2012. Also a writer, Al developed his feature project THE DEN through iFeatures2, and was selected as one of eight writers on the SOS scheme with his script A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, which is now in development with Tristan Goligher of The Bureau.
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